Wednesday, October 20, 2010


After preparing the soil and such for my winter garden I went to purchase some seeds. Little did I know that seeds are very hard to find this time of year. Despite the fact that many vegetables grow well in cold soil and need to be planted in the fall, only a few packets left over from spring were still looming around the stores. So I turned to a different source, the internet of course. I did have to pay a little extra for shipping, so I filled my virtual cart to the top to avoid this problem in the future. My winter garden will soon be complete! Thank you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

hello, goodbye

As the summer temperatures continued to rise my garden began to dry up more and more each day, despite my watering efforts. I did end up with several small pumpkins and watermelons, but the vines shriveled up so they did not make it to maturity.
freshly tilled garden
Yesterday I began the journey of preparing my winter garden. After I pulled out all of the dried up plant matter I re-tilled the garden soil. Then I mixed in some organic gardening soil and tilled it again, so that my seeds will have plenty of nourishment.
As I was pulling the plants out of the existing garden I noticed something that looked like the top of a carrot. I dug it up and indeed it was a carrot! Actually two of them! I hadn't been tending to them since they were not warm weather vegetables. Now I hope I can grow a nice bunch along with several other things in my new winter garden.